The 15 Best Grinders That’ll Prevent You From Ruining Your Good Weed
There’s no sense in holding onto a crummy grinder when there are plenty of better options out there.
Sans a decent grinder, you might as well chop an entire gram in two, stuff one half as is into a rolling paper, and throw the other half into the garbage. Good grinder blades will seamlessly cut through your dry herb, sifting out the bad chunks and preserving the extra-potent pollen. They’ll create a little mound of fine, fluffy weed to roll, vape, or hell, bake into a cake. No dirty smoke, no lost product, not a bit of that eighth wasted.
You can seriously invest in this kind of accessory if you want, but you can also find some solid, inexpensive options. These 15 weed grinders—many of them with four pieces to grind bud, sift pollen, and store the results properly—each have their own strengths. One ought to suit your cannabis-consuming ways. And we’ll take the opportunity now to pair this guide with an always-timely reminder to smoke responsibly. We don’t mean legally (we’re no sticklers for the word of the law when that law itself is outdated and discriminatory). We mean, choose to support grassroots legalization and social justice efforts in the cannabis industry, and buy from dispensaries owned by minorities and companies that give back to communities when possible. Now, onto the grinders.
Just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s crap. This zinc alloy grinder comes with five pieces—including two mesh screens to sift pollen from your weed, and a little scraper to use for the catch tray so not a speck is wasted—with sharp teeth and a magnetic seal. If it seems too large, then remove a mesh screen to shorten it.
Only 1.5 inches across, this grinder is an inexpensive and downright tiny means of readying cannabis bud to smoke. It’s not what we’d call “heavy-duty,” but it’s a decent grinder to have for traveling, in addition to a sturdier grinder for regular, at-home use.
The Kingtop grinder is nearly as big as the palm of your hand, great for when you have a considerable amount of bud and don’t need to be discrete. Its four pieces include a magnetically sealed cap, a grinder, a mesh screen, and a catch tray—a big one, at that—and its 45 teeth ensure smooth grinding.
Mendo Mulcher makes some tough grinders—all out of solid, aircraft-grade aluminum—but this one might be the most useful. At only 1.75 inches across, it’s best for travel, and its extra-grippy construction ensures you won’t slip up while using it despite its small size. With only two pieces, you’re short a mesh filter. But it does have a cool, hardware quality to it.
This grinder has a lotta happy customers. Makes sense. It grinds weed evenly and with precision, it’s built like a tank, it has a mesh screen and strong magnetic seal, and it hovers around 20 bucks. It’s a workhorse, built from materials that’ll keep it gliding through many a grind.
For a more tactile option, get Aerospaced’s grinder. The hand crank operates a set of blades, which chop up weed and filter it through a mesh screen. The clear lid allows you to monitor the entire operation.
If you’d call your personal style minimalist and refined, then here’s a grinder to match it. Made from aluminum alloy and unmarked with labels and logos, it is an accessory worthy of a high-class vape and top-grade flower.
Magic Flight’s grinder is part of its wooden Launch Box vape kit, fitting snugly over the opening of the vape so you can transfer freshly ground bud without a mess. If you’re looking for a beautifully carved, non-aluminum grinder (the grate is made from stainless steel) that’s part of a matched set—hell of a flex, right?—opt for this.
Phoenician medical-grade grinders get you a medium sheer on your weed—not too fine or too chunky. But more importantly, their grippy sides and deep bowls are intended to help users with arthritis (or folks with clumsy hands).
The Tectonic9 leans to the Inspector Gadget side of things. You put the weed into the chamber and grind it up, standard procedure. But accessing it is what is pretty damn nifty: That silver dispenser flips up from underneath the grinder and fits over a hole (which you manually open and close). Tip, and freshly ground herb neatly falls out.
The Pillar wasn’t built to be shoved in a junk drawer or lost under the couch. It glimmers, it is gold. Or rather, brushed brass. It’s a statement grinder if we’ve ever seen one. Besides aluminum grinding teeth and a scraper, the catch compartment is impressively spacious.
You get into spoil-yourself territory with the Santa Cruz Schredder. Known for its unique tooth design, it churns out perfectly ground, fluffy weed into a canister sealed with extra-strong magnets. You buy it once, then never have to worry about buying a grinder again.
Kannastör’s grinder is a mix-and-match marvel with extra storage options, two removable screens, and the option to break it down into a more portable size. Better yet, it comes with two interchangeable graters (hence the name) plates so you can pick your coarseness—fine or medium. Made with hardened aluminum in a matte design that looks real nice, it’ll last you.
Instead of aluminum or zinc alloy like most cheaper grinders, Iaso’s grinder is constructed out of stainless steel. That means the canister and its teeth will stay strong. Iaso also uses a special labyrinth seal design intended to prevent annoying binding or sticking. It’s a luxe option for sure.
Here’s where things get wild: an electric grinder. Eliminate user error altogether. The Otto automatically adjusts to the herb, sensing exactly what grind is required for the best results. Then, it funnels what it grinds directly into a paper cone for easy rolling (you can skip this step). Of course, then you’re stuck with machine error—charging, storage, maintenance, all that. Nevertheless, it’s a cool toy.
These 15 best weed grinders—most of them with four pieces to grind marijuana bud, sift pollen, and store the results—are available online and fit any budget.
MARIJUANA GRINDERS :How to Use a Weed Grinder
Growpackage Eco Farm
Dec 23, 2019 · 5 min read
What is a Marijuana Grinder?
As its name suggests, a grinder is a tool used to speed up and simplify the process of grinding marijuana into a fine consistency that most consumers prefer.
The most basic style of these palm-sized cylindrical-shaped tools consist of two interlocking halves, top and bottom, that when separated reveal metal teeth patterns designed to shred and tear dried cannabis into a consistent grind.
Dry cannabis flower is placed in between the teeth of the grinder, and then the top and bottom halves are locked together and twisted in opposite directions. This twisting motion moves the teeth together, catching the dry flower between them and breaking it down into small, even particles.
Herb grinders, sometimes referred to as a “bud grinders,” also come in 3-Piece and 4-Piece designs, with additional chambers and screens that make it easier to remove your dry herb after it’s been ground. Grinders are usually made of wood, metal, or plastic, and come in a variety of color options.
Types of Ginder
Marijuana grinders come in different sizes and colors. They are classified based on the number of compartments they have. The three major types include:
Two-Piece (Single Chamber)
Two-piece, single chamber grinders are made up of a small bowl about the size and shape of a hockey puck (maybe a little bit smaller). That’s the single chamber.
This kind of grinder is called a two-piece because it also has a lid. Bowl + lid = two pieces. Put the lid on the bowl and you’ve created the single chamber. Get it? Good. Let’s move on.
Picture a two-piece grinder with the lid and the bowl. Now add another piece underneath. That’s the three-piece, two-chamber grinder. Let’s start from the top.
First comes the lid. It may have teeth or pegs to help with the grinding. Next comes the grinding chamber. It may have teeth or pegs as well. In a three-piece grinder, the bottom of the grinding chamber will have holes for the ground-up bud to fall through (a two-piece grinder won’t have those holes).
When your weed is chopped small enough in the grinding chamber, it will fall through the holes into the collection chamber. You can then unscrew this bottom chamber and collect the pot for use.
Lid + Grinding Bowl + Collection Chamber = 3 pieces and 2 chambers.
In a four-piece, three-chamber grinder, the collection chamber has a small mesh screen instead of a solid bottom. Underneath the collection chamber is the final piece of the puzzle: the kief chamber.
As you grind, the larger (but still ground-up) pieces of marijuana fall into the collection chamber. As you continue to grind and agitate the whole thing, tiny, pollen-like material falls through the screen into the bottom chamber. This pollen-like material is kief, which we’ll talk about in the next section.
Building on our little marijuana math problem, here are the components of the four-piece grinder:
Lid + Grinding Bowl + Collection Chamber/Screen + Kief Chamber = 4 pieces and 3 chambers
Now that you’re familiar with the different types of grinders and their associated pieces, we’ll tell you why you want to use one.
Functions of the Weed Grinders
There are several benefits of using a Pot grinder.
It produces a better quality smoke or vapor
The ability to control blend quality.
How to Use a Grinder
Using A 4 Piece Weed Grinder
1.Pick A 4 Pieces Metal Weed Grinder
At first, we highly advise you to buy either an aluminum grinder or a zinc grinder, made of 4 pieces.
The metal will make sure the grinder works for a long time, and the four chambers will allow you to collect kief.
You should also check the sharpness of the grinder’s teeth and the gap between them. The holes shouldn’t be too large because it will make the herbs grounded too big. On the other hand, very close teethes, will prevent you from grounding a lot of stuff at the same time. You have to find the optimize teeth structure for your needs.
2.Try not to overfill the Top Chamber
When you first-ground herbs in a weed grinder it might be tempting to put a lot of herbs into the top chamber.
We encourage you not to do so since the crusher will be less efficient than it would be if you crush a little sum every time. Although it will make you invest more energy grinding, it will be justified once you see the results.
3.Flip around the Grinder for a Finer Grind
It is a little tip we got along the route: When you ground the herbs, flip around the grinder. It tends to ground the marijuana more finely than when you utilize the mill upright. Only make sure to close the top tight, to keep your weed from flying all over.
4.Grind the Herb Thoroughly
When you start grinding your weed by turning the top part of the grinder, you might feel some moderate resistance while the pot is being cut up by the grinder teeth.
One way to know when your stuff thoroughly grounds, is once you feel the twisting is much less demanding. It would feel like you twist the grinder with almost nothing in it.
We created our clear window grinder, precisely for this purpose. The transparent chamber allows you to see your ground herbs and decide when you want to stop grinding, according to your needs.
Kief are the pollens which felt through the screen in the four-piece grinder. Kief has the highest THC content. By utilizing the mill for a while, kief will collect in the lower chamber of your crusher.
There are a couple of things you can do to ensure you get the best measure of kief at each action of grinding. One thing is to put a coin in the third chamber, so they lay on top of the screen.
Another tip is to put the grinder in the freezer for thirty minutes so the kief will be simpler to rub together and more comfortable to collect.
As its name suggests, a grinder is a tool used to speed up and simplify the process of grinding marijuana into a fine consistency that most consumers prefer. The most basic style of these palm-sized…